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BUTLER, TEXAS (Bastrop County). Butler, five miles southeast of Elgin in northern Bastrop County, was established with the coming of the Texas and New Orleans Railroad in 1871. However, the small railroad community never developed enough to establish a post office or, apparently, to have population figures recorded until the 1930s. The estimated population through the 1930s and 1940s stood at 107, then rose to 150 in the late 1940s. It remained at this number till the late 1960s. In the mid-1980s the settlement was still listed as a community.

Paula Mitchell Marks


The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.

Paula Mitchell Marks, "BUTLER, TX (BASTROP COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 24, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

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